I have a polo.
Over the last couple of months the car has been consuming alot of oil. Every couple of hundred miles I have to top-up. I am getting less than 1000 miles out of a litre of oil.When looking under the bonnet their is oil everywhere. I never see oil patches on the ground. I think the oil leak is only happening under high pressure - ie when the car is driving.
The mechanic has been steam cleaned the engine. They cannot find a leak.They think that the oil is actually being burned - used more than it should but not actually leaking. They think the seals under the engine need to be replaced.
If the mechanic's diagnoses is correct - then why would the car have oil all over it ? It does not make sense to me.
After steam cleaning the engine and driving it about 80 miles I have noticed a small bit of sludge when I open the bonnet. I dont know if it was their as I never checked the bonnet when I got the car back. The sludge is in the area of where the dipstick is.
Is their anything I can check to confirm that the seals under the engine actually need to be replaced ?
Is it possible that oil can leak out from the dipstick ??